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Three officers hurt at Elmira Correctional Facility after inmate attacks

Officials say man who was incarcerated at Elmira Correctional Facility took his own life
Three officers were injured after an inmate attacked at Elmira Correctional Facility. According to a release from the officers' union, an inmate grabbed a female officer by the arm while in his cell, pulling her ... more
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William Smith field hockey drops Liberty League opener to U of Rochester 2-0

William Smith field hockey drops Liberty League opener to U of Rochester 2-0
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The William Smith College field hockey team fell 2-0 to the University of Rochester in its first conference game of the season. The Herons now sit at 6-2 on the season with a 0-1 ... more
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Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more

Fall colors starting to be observed through Finger Lakes and Central New York, but higher elevations seeing much more
The higher elevations of New York are where the most significant changes can be seen in fall foliage. The latest report from the state shows that some significant early color changes expected in the higher ... more
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State Police: Multiple drug charges against man following months-long methamphetamine investigation

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Police say a Chemung man was taken into custody following a several month-long methamphetamine investigation. Robert J. Fairbanks, 58, was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of cannabis, and criminally using ... more
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Plane makes emergency landing at Elmira-Corning Regional Airport

Plane makes emergency landing at Elmira-Corning Regional Airport
A float plane had to make an emergency landing at a Southern Tier airport on Friday. Tom Freeman, General Manager of the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, said the plane landed safely and had two onboard. Credit: ... more
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Attorney General James’ Office of Special Investigation releases report on death of David Wandell

New York AG James calls for new review of bail reform measures
New York Attorney General Letitia James' Office of Special Investigation released its report on the death of David Wandell in Elmira, Chemung County. Following a thorough and comprehensive investigation, including interviews with police officers and civilian witnesses, and ... more
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Multiple charges against Elmira man after break-in

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Police say an Elmira man was arrested after a reported theft on Wednesday. According to a news release, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert K. Allison, 21, of Elmira for burglary, petit larceny, and ... more
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Legislators and NYSCOPBA officials call for repeal of HALT solitary confinement law

Legislators and NYSCOPBA officials call for repeal of HALT solitary confinement law
State legislators joined New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) officials outside Elmira Correctional Facility on Wednesday to call for a repeal of the HALT solitary confinement law. The Humane Alternatives to ... more
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Federal funds coming to Elmira-Corning Airport for much needed work

Federal funds coming to Elmira-Corning Airport for much needed work
Federal funds are making a landing at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. According to officials, over $1.5 million has been earmarked to reconstruct a taxiway at the airport, with another $866,000 being used to improve and ... more
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Saunders tapped to lead educational opportunity program at SUNY Corning

Crisis team formed at Corning Community College after programs unexpectedly dropped
SUNY Corning Community College says Kim Saunders will serve as Director of Educational Opportunity Program. “CCC is thrilled to have someone with Kim’s educational background and professional experience stepping into this important role,” said Dr ... more
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Patient jumps from ambulance, pulls fire alarm prompting flood at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira

Patient jumps from ambulance, pulls fire alarm prompting flood at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira
Officials say several floors at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira were damaged over the weekend after an incident involving a person who was being transported there by ambulance. Arnot Health told WENY-TV that 'unauthorized activation ... more
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More violence at Elmira Correctional: Inmate attacked by three others, requires medical treatment

More violence at Elmira Correctional: Inmate attacked by three others, requires medical treatment
NYSCOPBA says an inmate at the Elmira Correctional Facility was hurt after being attacked by other inmates. On August 3, an officer observed three inmates attack another inmate. Staff gave orders for the inmates to ... more
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Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. welcomes 11 summer interns

Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. welcomes 11 summer interns
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co., a locally owned accounting firm providing a variety of financial services, has hired Matthew Beiter, Maira Brennan, MacKenna Bruner, Alexander Brychcy, David Bottos, George Finter, Marcus Gonzlez, James Roberts, Jackson ... more
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New Gibson Street entrance now open at Sonnenberg Gardens

Sonnenberg Gardens gets $25,000 grant for on-site upgrades
A new gateway entrance at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is now open, announced NYS Parks on Monday. The park's new Gibson Street entrance is marked by stone columns off Route 21 in ... more
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Several officers injured after separate ‘attacks’ at Elmira Correctional Facility, union says

Officials say man who was incarcerated at Elmira Correctional Facility took his own life
A total of six corrections officers were injured in three separate incidents officials at Elmira Correctional Facility are calling attacks. NYSCOPBA reports that on July 20, an officer was attacked after they discovered water on ... more
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Ithaca woman charged with felony assault after stabbing

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The Ithaca Police Department says one person is in custody after a stabbing. On Monday around 11:15 p.m. officers responded to a hotel in the 300 block of Elmira Road for a stabbing. Officers discovered ... more
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Women attacked at home, one suffers broken arm after invasion, assault: Two charged with burglary and assault

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Two people have been indicted after allegedly attacking multiple women in Elmira. Charles Murrell, and Tiffani Murrell were indicted in connection to an investigation after an incident on May 28. Documents allege that the two ... more
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Elmira home health aide sentenced after guilty plea for defrauding NYS workers’ compensation program

Elmira home health aide sentenced after guilty plea for defrauding NYS workers’ compensation program
The Offices of the New York State Inspector General announced the guilty plea and sentencing of an Elmira-based home health aide who was paid more than $6,000 to care for an elderly workers’ compensation recipient ... more
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IPD investigating burglary in progress at Salvation Army: Suspect found hiding in loft of building

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Police in Ithaca say they were called to the Salvation Army Store on Elmira Road around 7:20 a.m. for a burglary in progress. An employee was opening the store and found signs of unlawful entry ... more
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Elmira resident arrested after skipping court

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An Elmira resident was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant.According to a news release, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harmonei J. Tuttle, 21, of Elmira for failing to appear in court. It is ... more
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Another string of commercial burglaries under investigation in Ithaca

Theft at Lyons gas station results in charges
Once again police are investigating a long string of commercial burglaries in the city of Ithaca. According to a press release, officers were dispatched to Rosie's Ice Cream on Seneca Street for a burglary in ... more
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